Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, Supply Chain Strategy

Never Hire Management Consultants In These Situations

I need to tell a true story which is about 16 years old. Jon had just left the secure world of a senior role in a multi-billion dollar global corporation to accept the role of the CEO in a mid-size family-owned company. He had always been a go-getter, who had progressed fast in his previous

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Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

How To Get The Most Out of Your Management Consultants While Spending The Least On Them?

The Quality of Your Management Consultants Will Decide The Heights You Eventually Climb To

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, Supply Chain Strategy

How To Get BIG Breakthrough Results in 2019?

Achieving breakthroughs is always difficult. Here is an easy way to think about how to achieve breakthrough results.

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, For Managers and Analysts, For Supply Chain Automation and Property Groups, For Supply Chain Software Companies, Production Planning and Scheduling, Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain Strategy

How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Technology Buck

There were only 24 hours left. Tomorrow the board would pull the plug on the project which had continued for well over 3 years. The total costs as per internal calculations had run into hundreds of millions of dollars. External consultants reckoned that when you included the costs of internal resources seconded to the project from

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Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

Why Good Management Consultants Are So Expensive?

although I am writing this blog post to note down my precise thoughts just for a handful of people, it might be useful for  a whole lot of other people too. That is why I am making it public. This post is written in response to a frequently asked question that I face – and

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Business Transformation, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs

How to Gain Meaningful Employment Over 50

Updated in September 2020 TL/DR AbstractMany highly qualified and experience professionals find it difficult to gain meaningful employment over the age of fifty. A number of reasons are frequently cited for this phenomenon. On further investigation, we found some truth in this assertion, and discovered that the most important attributes remain the same as for all

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, Supply Chain Strategy

How You Define Success Determines Your Results

“What is success? How do you define it in your current role?” It was a simple question. I asked this question of the room in general. I expected multiple replies from the all the executives in the room. Then, I realised that none would be forthcoming. A number of cultural factors were at play. The

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Business Strategy, For Boutiques and Consultants, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For CXOs and VPs, The 5-STAR Business Networks (B2B Networks)

What is Common Between Enron and Bitcoin?

I was at a Melbourne Cup luncheon yesterday, and someone asked me why I do not write about Bitcoin. On my mobile, I showed them a paragraph from my book THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK written in 2013, where I talk about the emerging Digital Currency Networks. But the truth is that given the attention Bitcoin

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Business Strategy, Business Transformation, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards

Information age thinking needs information rich leadership

Boards always ask the hardest questions. That is why these gentlemen (and ladies) get to be on the boards. They know just the right questions to ask at the right moment. Towards the end of this blog I will relate my recent experience with one such question.  They may not know the answer, but they

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Business Strategy, For CEOs, For Chairpersons and Boards, For Supply Chain Automation and Property Groups

Consequences of Confusing Between Supply Chain and Logistics Can be Painful

Recently, obstetrician Dr Liu Hongmei hit global headlines when she disclosed the story of a young couple who came to her after four years of intense attempt to get pregnant. As it happens in these cases – when the wife could not get pregnant even after 4 years of marriage, the family pressure was piling on.

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